Atlanta gay bar needs a bailout?

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imageOne of the fun features in the revamped David Atlanta magazine is “The Talk.” The column fashions itself a local blind-item gossip column. Think “Page Six” from the New York Post, but with local stuff.

The column in the March 5 issue of the nightlife mag includes an interesting item about the possibility of a larger gay nightspot in the city being offered up for sale.

Apparently one of Atlanta’s gay bars or nightclubs is on the auction block. The Atlanta Restaurant Exchange — a brokerage firm that buys and sells commercial properties — has on its website a posting for an “alternative club for sale.”

Because of the brokerage firm’s policies, details are scarce; the current owner of the venue doesn’t want word getting out that the place is for sale because that kind of news can be bad for business. All that’s known about the venue is that it is a “young alternative lifestyle show bar” that contains 10,000 square feet of property.

So we can rule out quaint spots like Mary’s and Model T, but one of the big boys is in trouble.


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